May 25 - 27 | 2018
The International Centre | Toronto

2017 Show

 

The Canadian Furniture Show offered great activities that supplemented the business transactions.

 

Different networking events improved the visitor experience, such as an Industry Cocktail, gala, and Meet-and-greet with the CEO of the Show completed the business opportunities!

 

As for great exhibitor products, the Show featured them through the Great Finds.

 

Great Finds  

From March to May, 2017, the Canadian Furniture Show featured Great Finds, which were great products that exhibitors presented at the 2017 Show. All the Great Finds were posted in the social media and added here, on our website.

 

An interesting 3-month teaser!

 

Furninova

 

 

G Romano

 

 

Huppé

 

 

Titus Furniture

 

 

Canadel

 

 

Marcantonio Designs

 

 

Stylz N Comfort

 

 

Matelas Avanti

 

 

Palliser

 

 

Sleepchest/Cozzia Massage Chair

 

 

Turqioise Palace

 

 

Lorena Canals

 

 

LH Imports

 

 

Nicer Interior

 

 

Bolgatti Decor

 

 

Venmar

 

 

Protect-A-Bed

 

 

Oumazing International Furniture Co. Ltd.

 

 

Laleeqe

 

 

Shenzhen Kimco Co. Limited

 

 

GN Picture

 

 

Mega Motion

 

 

Magniflex

 

 

Marion Collection

 

 

Klippan

 

Huiresource

 

 

Cariloha

 

 

Dan Fine Furniture

 

 

Rugs Beyond

 

 

Distinctive Appliances

 

 

Sleep In Mattress

 

 

Fisher & Paykel

 

 

Springwater Woodcraft

 

 

Acme Chrome Dinettes

 

 

Clean Line Designs

 

 

Beaudoin

 

 

Dynamic Furniture

 

 

DeFehr Furniture

 

 

Elran

 

 

Crinar

 

 

Bokai Art Decor

 

 

Van Gogh Designs

 

 

Mobican

 

 

A-Class Upholstery

 

 

Pink & Brown

 

 

Trica

 

 

Zedbed

 

 

Nouveau Concept Furniture

 

 

Zuo

 

 

J Studio

 

 

Amisco

 

 

Belisle Furniture

 

 

R&T Furniture

 

Prime Trading

 

 

Style In Form

 

 

Dutailier

 

 

C.J. Marketing

 

 

Textiles Gauvin

 

 

AITO Products

 

 

B2mod Modern Furniture

 

 

Luce Lumen

 

 

Mlily

 

 

England

 

 

Bay Street Manufacturing - HealthGuard

 

 

Kawlity Imports

 

 

CDI Furniture

 

 

Stylus Made to Order Sofas

Show Specials  

 

One of the main incentives of participating in a trade show is to take advantage of Show Specials, which are discounts offered during the Show and promoted prior to the event. You will find below the Specials that were offered by some of our 2017 exhibitors.

 

 
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series  

New in 2017! The Canadian Furniture Show presented a Lunch & Learn Speaker Series. On each of the three days of the event, at 12 p.m., Show participants were treated to a special presentation.

 

If you were looking for inspiration, great insights, and a few secrets to success, you couldn't miss these new midday appointments!

 

Sarah Richardson is an award-winning designer and television personality, known around the world for dramatic transformations that turn ordinary spaces into magazine-worthy rooms with an incredible wow factor.


In addition to being a host and co-producer of eight HGTV lifestyle series seen in over 100 countries, Sarah has a growing line of signature products including custom furniture and two fabric lines for Kravet Inc. She is also a best-selling author: Sarah Style and At Home Sarah Style published in 2014 and 2015. 

 

Her special design talk, on May 26 at 12 p.m., inspired us for the months to come!
 

To read Sarah's full bio.

 

Founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data, as well as leader in online research methodologies, David Coletto is an expert on Canadian Millennials. He has led projects for companies in many sectors to help them connect and engage with Generation Y. Earning a doctorate from the University of Calgary in 2010, he also teaches courses on polling and public opinion, political marketing, research and public affairs. He is regularly called upon by media and organizations alike to provide expert analyses of public opinion and research methodologies.


His presentation, on May 27, at 12 p.m., on Millennials was captivating.
 

To read David's full bio.

 

A feisty little Canadian retailer, Kimmberly Capone, battles back against the online retail giants. In her presentation entitled Red to beyond Black... in just one year! Kimmberly will share her journey and secrets on how she reinvented her struggling, 40-year-old, family retail business, Treasures, to quadruple sales. By providing design services paired with 3D technology, she’s offering an unparalleled shopping experience. Treasures was started by her father, and today, Kimmberly successfully runs the retail showroom in Toronto's prestigious Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

 

Wanted to boost your business? Then you didn't miss this stimulating talk, on May 28 at 12 p.m., right?

 

To read Kimmberly's full bio.
 

Industry Cocktail  

To wrap up the opening day of the Show, all participants were invited to the opening cocktail! On the menu: finger food, drinks and networking!

 

Some pictures...

 

 

 

 

Chat with the CEO  

If you had comments or suggestions about the Canadian Furniture Show, you could have chated with our CEO about it everyday of the Show in Hall 1, Registration area.
 

There were also our Suggestion boxes, located at the three Information Booths: Halls 1 & 3.
 

 

CHFA's Gala & RSP Awards  

 

On Thursday, May 25, The CHFA’s annual Canadian Home Furnishings Awards Gala celebrated the achievements of industry colleagues, including the new RSP Awards which recognized sales professionals throughout Canada’s home furnishings industry.

 

 

The RSP Awards celebrated the outstanding achievement of sales professionals throughout Canada’s home furnishings industry. In addition to sales success, the RSP Awards were driven by peer-recognized achievement for delivering customer excellence by going “above and beyond”.


RSP Award recipients were recognized during the annual Canadian Home Furnishings Awards Gala held just prior to the opening of the Show. RSP Award Recipients were selected from an open nomination process on the advice and recommendation of a panel of industry professionals.

Booth Awards  

The Canadian Furniture Show Best Booth Awards were back in 2017, in collaboration with SOFA. The awards aimed at rewarding exhibitors who went above and beyond in creating a truly outstanding booth!

 

A jury of esteemed industry professionals, selected by SOFA, evaluated and honored outstanding booths on Friday, May 26.

 

The judges were:

 

Marisa Lupo and Luisa Maringola

Design Professionals and Principals of Lumar Interiors
 

Vicky Sanderson
Toronto Star, Décor Writer
 

Martin Slofstra
Toronto Sun, Editor of New Homes and Condos
 

Several awards were presented to recognize excellence in exhibit design. Booths were evaluated based on three criterias:

  • Creativity, imagination and originality
  • Use of your product, images and visuals in the booth design
  • Overall appearance and visitor experience

 

The 2017 winners were: 

 

Best NEW Booth Award - exclusive to first-time exhibitors:

Sun Shine Rug Inc., booth 2913

 

 

Booths 999 sq. ft. and under

Gold - Pink & Brown, booth 2283

 

Silver - Dimplex North America Ltd, booth 1835

 

 

Booths between 1,000 and 2,499 sq. ft.

Gold - Textiles Gauvin Inc., booth 2297

 

Silver - CDI International Inc., booth 1302

 


Booths 2,500 sq. ft. and over

Or - Mlily Canada Inc., kiosque 2201

 

Argent - Tuff Avenue Inc., Collection, kiosque 1024

 

 

Best SOFA Showroom Awards 

Or - Marcantonio Designs, local 201

 

Argent - Distinctive Appliances,  local 206

Features on the Show floor  

The Spa - Hall 2

For a new relaxing chair massage, or a beauty break including a manicure or a shoeshine, participants visited The Spa! 

 

 

 


The Pub - Hall 2

For that European-style break, The Pub offered a full espresso bar, wine, beer and classic cocktails, plus a variety of fresh market-style sandwiches and salads.

 


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